"Points of Departure"

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"I can only conclude that I'm paying off karma at a vastly accelerated rate."
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"Lieutenant Commander. This may be breaking the chain of command, but I have some news and I felt I should deliver that news myself. Your commanding officer, commander Sinclair will not be returning to Babylon 5. He's being reassigned, permanently."
	-- General William Hague to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"The Babylon project was our last best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, the year the great war came upon us all. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259, the name of the place is Babylon 5."
	-- Captain John Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"So, she's done it, hasn't she. She's in there. We told her to wait. Prophesy will attend to itself, we told her. Now we are committed to the path."
	-- Hedronn to Lennier in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"What's our status?"
"Chief of security is in critical condition in medlab. He thinks there's a conspiracy concerning the president's death. Ambassador G'Kar has mysteriously vanished. After two years we still don't know what Ambassador Kosh looks like inside his encounter suit. And Ambassador Delenn is in a cocoon."
"A cocoon? As in a moth or a butterfly?"
"Yes, sir. About yea high."
"Interesting place you have here."
	-- Captain Sheridan and Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"And this will be your quarters. I hope it's satisfactory."
"It's fine, fine. Certainly a lot bigger than what I'm used to. Does this place come with a shower? I mean, a real live honest-to-god shower with running water and everything?"
"Executive suites and command quarters all have showers with live honest-to-god water. The rest get vibe showers. Our water reclamation system can't handle much more than that."
	-- Ivanova and Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"They tell us Sinclair is now on our world."
"He's an ambassador."
"So you say. But the Grey Council never tells anyone the whole truth, does it."
	-- Kalain and Hedronn in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"Well, the human body is an amazing thing. It can cure itself, or it can simply decide one day that the world is too painful to deal with and won't cooperate no matter how hard you try to heal it."
	-- Franklin to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"If you are going to kill me, then do so. Otherwise, I have considerable work to do."
	-- Lennier to Kalain in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"Ambassador Delenn is indisposed at the moment. Perhaps you would come back later, much later."
	-- Lennier to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"After three years, the Holy War that began when our leader was killed by an Earth explorer division was almost over. To avenge Dukhat's death, we had pursued your forces all the way back to your homeworld. The few surviving Earth ships that were ordered to defend your world at any cost .. were not an obstacle. The Grey Council had come to oversee the final victory of our forces."
	-- Lennier in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"They fight bravely. They can not harm our ships, but they continue to try."
"Whether they fight or not, they know they will die anyway. So, really, is this bravery or simple desperation?"
"Perhaps they are the same thing."
	-- Delenn and Hedronn in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"We should bring one of them aboard for questioning. If our next step is a final assault on their world, we must know their defenses."
"Very well, Delenn. Choose. But quickly. We are fast running out of candidates."
"That one."
	-- Delenn and Hedronn in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"It is our belief that every generation of Minbari is reborn in each following generation. Remove those souls and the whole suffers. We are diminished. Over the last 2000 years there have been fewer Minbari born into each generation. And those who are born.. do not seem equal to those who came before. It is almost as if our greater souls have been .. disappearing."
	-- Lennier to Sheridan & Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"And I thought I was a pessimist!"
	-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"I spoke with the president. He is the only other human who knows why the Minbari surrendered. He doesn't believe the stuff about our sharing of Minbari souls, and I can't say that I do either. But they [Minbari] believe it."
	-- Sheridan to Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"I learned a while ago that there's enough guilt in the world to go around without grabbing for more. Give yourself benefit of a doubt."
	-- Ivanova to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"I told them, Delenn, as I was ordered. I only wish I could've told them the rest. About the great enemy that is returning. About the prophesy that the two sides of our spirit must unite against the darkness or be destroyed. They say it will take both of our races to stop the darkness."
	-- Lennier in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"
"Five minutes to spare."
	-- Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Points of Departure"

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